On Dreams

‘There is a specific distinction of dreaming as a mental act, that could not be recorded, and the account of the dream, which is a public social performance that take place while the dreamer tells about his/her experience.’

– Tedlock, Barbara, “The New Anthropology of Dreaming”, in Dreaming, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1991 – 

We propose a bibliography on dreams and participatory projects to trace the methodological perspective of this project. References would embrace publications across different areas such as Socio-cultural Anthropology, Fine Art, Psychology, Social Sciences, Philosophy, Neuroscience and Philology.

  • Abraham, K. (1979), ‘Dreams and Myths: a Study in Folk Psychology‘ Clinical Papers and Essays on Psychoanalysis, Hogarth Press, London
  • F. Artioli, P.C. Cicogna, M. Occhionero & E. Reese, “The people I grew up with: sociodemographic factors in early memories in an Italian sample.” in Memory, 20, (2012) pp. 189-197
  • Benjamin, Walter, “The Proust images” in Benjamin, W., 1892-1940, Arendt, H., 1906-1975, & Zohn, H. illuminations. London: Collins-Fontana Books, 1973
  • Bishop, Claire, “Viewers as Producers” in Participation (p. 10-17). London : Whitechapel and MIT Press, 2006, p 12
  • Bourriaud, Nicolas, Relational Aesthetics, Paris: Les presses du reel, 2002
  • Bresciani, Edda, La Porta dei Sogni, Interpreti e sognatori nell’Egitto antico, 2005
  • Bulkeley, Kelly, Dreams: A Reader on Religious, Cultural, and Psychological Dimensions of Dreaming, Paulist Press, 2003
  • Carroy Jacqueline, Nuits savantes. Une histoire des rêves (1800-1945), Paris, EHESS Editions, 2012.
  • Cecconi, Arianna, “Dreams, Memory, and War: An Ethnography of Night in the Peruvian Andes” in The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 401–424
  • Conway, M. A. “Memory and the Self”, in Journal of Memory and Language, 53, (2005) pp. 594–628
  • D’Andrade, R. (1961), ‘Anthropological Studies of Dreams’, in Hsu. F. (ed.), Psychological Anthropology: Approaches to Culture and Personality, Dorsey, Homewood, Ill.
  • Dei, Fabio, “Antropologia e memoria. Prospettive di un nuovo rapporto con la storia”, in Novecento, Vol. 10 (2004) pp. 27-46
  • D. Dennet Sweet Dreams, “Illusioni filosofiche sulla coscienza”. Cortina Ed.2005
  • Devereux, G. (1969), Reality and Dream. Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, New York, International Universities Press.
  • D’Onofrio, Salvatore, “Sogno e racconto. La visione del santo nella Terra del rimorso”, in HORMOS, 9 (2007) pp. 105-132
  • Eco, Umberto, Opera aperta. Forma e indeterminazione nelle poetiche contemporanee, Milano, ed. Bompiani, 2013
  • Falk, John H. 1948 (John Howard), & Dierking, L. D., The museum experience, Washington, D.C: Whalesback Books, 1992
  • Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan, 1913
  • Freud, Sigmund, Screen Memories. (J. Strachey, Collected Papers, Vol. 5, pp. 47–69). London: Hogarth Press, 1899
  • G. E. von Grunebaum, R. Caillois, The Dream and Human Societies, 1967
  • Hiller, Susan, The Dream and the World, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2012
  • Holmes & Conway, “Generation Identity and the Reminiscence Bump: Memory for Public and Private Events” in Journal of Adult Development, Volume 6, Issue 1, (January, 1999) pp. 21–34
  • Horton, C.L. & Malinowski, J.E. (2018) “Emotion regulation in dreaming”. In R. Hoss, K. Valli & R. Gongloff (Eds) in Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture (2018)
  • King, Philip; Bulkeley, Kelly; Welt, Bernard, Dreaming in the Classroom. Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education, Sony Press, Dream Series, 2011
  • Kracke, W. (1987), ‘Myths in Dreams, Thought in Images: an Amazonian Contribution to the Psychanalytic Theory of Primary Process’, in Tedlock, Barbara (ed.), Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • Jung, C. G., Man and his Symbols (London 1978)
  • Jung, C. G., Symbols of Transformation: An analysis of the prelude to a case of schizophrenia  (London, 1962)
  • Lévi-Strauss, C. (1963), ‘The structural study of myth’, in Basic Books, New York
  • Lévi-Strauss, C. (1966), The Savage Mind, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill.
  • Lincoln, J. (1935), The Dream in Primitive Cultures, William and Wilkins, Maryland
  • Marlow, Louise, Dreaming across Boundaries: The Interpretation of Dreams in Islamic Lands
  • Mittermaier, Amira, Dreams that matter. Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2011
  • Myrcea Eliade, Myths, Dreams & Mysteries, 1957
  • Mageo, Jeannette. (2003). Dreaming and the Self: New Perspectives on Subjectivity, Identity, and Emotion. eds. State University of New York Press
  • Mageo, Jeannette Marie. “Dream Play and Discovering Cultural Psychology.” Ethos, vol. 29, no. 2, 2001, pp. 187–217
  • Maiore, Ignazio, ll Sogno, ed. Astrolabio, 2003
  • Jung, Carl Gustav, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, London: Routledge, 1991
  • Maiore, Ignacio, Il corpo, La mente e la speranza, Astrolabio, 2009
  • M.Mancia, Sonno e Sogno, Ed. Laterza, 2006
  • Markus, Hazel Rose, & Kitayama, Shinobu “Culture and the self: Implications for cognition, emotion, and motivation” in Psychological Review, 98(2), (1991) pp. 224-253
  • McKinnell, John, Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend, ed. D.S.Brewer, 2005
  • Mittermaier, Amira. Dreams That Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011
  • Moss, Robert, The secret History of Dreaming, ed. New World Library, 2010
  • Nancy, Jean-Luc, The Inoperative Community, ed Peter Connor (Minneapolis Minnesota University Press,1991)
  • Nuttal, Sarah,Text, Theory, Space: Land, Literature and History in South Africa and Australia, Rothledge, 1996
  • Partini, Anna Maria, Il sogno e il suo mistero, Edizioni Mediterranee, 1996
  • Pogačar M., “Museums and Memorials in Social Media” in: Media Archaeologies, Micro-Archives and Storytelling. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
  • Portelli, Alessandro, “The peculiarity of oral history”, in History Workshop Journal, no. 30 (Autumn, 1981) pp. 96 – 107
  • Rosenfield, Israel, The Invention of Memory, (New York: Basic Books, 1988)
  • Seligman, C.G. (1924), Anthropology and psychology: Presidential Address, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 4
  • Shelburne, Walter A., Mythos and Logos in the Thought of Carl Jung, State University of New York Press, 1988
  • Shimamura Arthur P.; Palmer, Stephen E. (eds.), Aesthetic Science : connecting minds, brains, and experience, New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
  • Sterpenich, Virginie and others, “Fear in dreams and in wakefulness: evidence for day/night affective homeostasis.” In Human Brain Mapping, 2019, University of Geneva
  • Strach, Inge; Meier, Barbara; Ebon, Martin (authors), In search of Dreams. Results of Experimental Dream Research, Suny Press, Dream Series, New York, 1996
  • Emanuel Swedenborg, Universal Human and Soul Body Interaction, ed. Paulist Pr, 1984
  • Tedlock, Barbara (1987a), ‘Dreaming and Dream Research’, In Tedlock, Barbara (ed.), Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Tedlock, Barbara, Dreaming: Anthropological and Psychological Interpretation, Ilex Foundation, 2008
  • Tedlock, Barbara, “The New Anthropology of Dreaming”, in Dreaming, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1991) pp. 161 – 178
  • Tedlock, Barbara, “Bicultural Dreaming as an Intersubjective Communicative Process” in Dreaming. 17(2), (June 2007) pp. 57-72
  • Tylor, Edward Burnett, Primitive culture: Researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art and custom (2nd ed.). London: John Murray, 1873
  • Vallat, Raphael & Nicolas, Alain & Ruby, Perrine. (2020). “Brain functional connectivity upon awakening from sleep predicts inter-individual differences in dream recall frequency” in Sleep Vol. 10
  • Vallat, Raphael & Chatard, Benoit & Blagrove, Mark & Ruby, Perrine. (2018). “Correction: Characteristics of the memory sources of dreams: A new version of the content-matching paradigm to take mundane and remote memories into account” in PLOS ONE, Vol. 13. 
  • Von Franz, Marie-Louise, Projection and Re-Collection in Jungian Psychology (1985)
  • Welt, Bernard; Britton, Donald, Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art, Art Issues Press, University of Michigan, 1996
  • Samir Zeki, L. Lumer: “La bella e la bestia:arte e neuroscienze” , Edizioni Laterza 2011


– The Dream Bank, a library of dreams organized by topic:                     http://dreambank.net/

– The University of Dreams, University of Essex, dream narratives:         www.essex.ac.uk/dreams/


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